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The 1st Joint Regional Financing Arrangements (RFAs) Research Seminar


The inaugural Joint Regional Financing Arrangements (RFAs) Research Seminar co-organised by the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO), the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), and the Fondo Latinoamericano de Reservas (FLAR), was held at the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. The seminar is an annual event aiming to bring academics and institutions together to discuss key issues pertaining to global and regional financial stability.

Singapore, 7 September 2017

AMRO Director Chang and ESM Managing Director Regling delivered the opening remarks and keynote speech, respectively.  The full-day event comprised three sessions. The first session, led by AMRO Chief Economist Hoe Ee Khor focused on the methodology, current practices and challenges pertaining to economic surveillance. Chaired by ESM Chief Economist Rolf Strauch, the second session discussed lessons learnt from the past for future crisis prevention. The last session, led FLAR Director of Economic Studies Carlos Giraldo, discussed crisis management with a focus on liquidity provision and moral hazard concerns.

Among the discussants and speakers were renowned academics and experts, representatives from international, regional and national organizations, and the private sector.

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International Capital Flows

Jointly organized by CREI, the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and the European Stability Mechanism, as part of the 2017 Barcelona GSE Summer Forum, at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Barcelona, 8-9 June 2017

This workshop discussed recent theoretical and empirical advances in the study of international capital flows. The topics of papers presented at the workshop included financial crises and capital flows, sovereign debt crises, the interaction of public and private capital flows, and the effects of capital controls

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How much of a fiscal union for the EMU?

Jointly organized by Banco de Espana, the International Monetary Fund and European Stability Mechanism, as part of the Horizon 2020 ADEMU (A Dynamic EMU) project, at the Bank of Spain Headquarters, Madrid.

Madrid, 18-19 May 2017

The conference gathered researchers and policy makers, who presented and discussed current research, and debated policy experiences and proposals. It also examined how recent political events and current trends could affect the EMU design and its economic policies.

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Debt Sustainability and Lending Institutions 

A workshop jointly organised by Cambridge University, the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and the European Stability Mechanism, as part of the Horizon 2020 ADEMU (A Dynamic EMU) project, at the Cavonius Centre, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University.

2 - 3 September 2016

The workshop aimed to bring together leading scholars to discuss theoretical and empirical issues in sovereign debt sustainability. In particular, papers dealt with debt maturity structure, official lending and crisis resolution frameworks. The goal was to identify priorities for both future research and policy-making as it relates to recent developments in the euro area and multilateral lending frameworks.

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